Jefferson County - Ordinances
Chapter 15

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(a) Authority. These regulations are adopted under the authority granted by Section 236.45 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and pursuant to 59.97(3), 144.16(2) amd 144.26(8) of the Wisconsin Statutes.

(b) Purpose. The purpose of this Ordinance is to regulate and control the division of any land within the limits of Jefferson County and outside the corporate limits of incorporated villages and cities, in order to promote the public health, safety, morals, prosperity, aesthetics and general welfare of the governing body.

(c) Intent. It is the general intent of this Ordinance to regulate the division of land so as to lessen congestion in the streets and highways; to further the orderly layout and appropriate use of land; to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate adequate provision for transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, playgrounds, and other public requirements; to facilitate the further division of larger tracts into smaller parcels of land; to ensure adequate legal description and proper survey monumentation of subdivided land; to provide for the administration and enforcement of this Ordinance, to provide penalties for its violation and in general to facilitate enforcement of governing body development standards as set forth in the General Plan, General Plan components, Zoning Ordinance, building codes and official maps in force in the County.

(d) Abrogation and Greater Restrictions. It is not intended by this Ordinance to repeal, abrogate, annul, impair, or interfere with any existing easements, covenants, deed restrictions, agreements, ordinances, rules, regulations, or permits previously adopted or issued pursuant to law. However, whenever this Ordinance imposes greater restrictions, the provisions of this Ordinance shall govern.

(e) Interpretations. In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be held to be minimum requirements and shall be liberally construed in favor of the County and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other power granted by the Wisconsin Statutes.

(f) Severability. If any section, provision or portion of this Ordinance is adjusged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall not be affected thereby.

(g) Repeal. All other ordinances or parts of ordinances of Jefferson County inconsistent or in conflict with this Ordinance, to the extent of inconsistency or conflict only, are hereby repealed.


(i) Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be effective after a public hearing, adoption by the County Board of Supervisors and publication as provided by law.

(j) Zoning Changes. Any proposed subdivision requiring a zoning change in order to develop as proposed, shall submit these proposed changes to the County Board so that the zoning changes will be approved at the time of final approval.


For the purposes of this Ordinance, the following definitions shall be used. Words used in the present tense include the future; the singular number includes the plural number and the plural number includes the singular number. The word "shall" is mandatory and not directory.

1. Alley. A public or private right of way shown on a plat, which provides secondary access to a lot, block or parcel of land.


Arterial Street. A street used, or intended to be used, primarily for fast or heavy through traffic. Arterial street shall include freeways and expressways as well as principal, primary, standard and minor arterial streets. (Refer to General Plan and Jurisdictional Highway Study.)

3. Building Line. A line parallel to a lot line and at a distance from the lot line to comply with the Zoning Ordinance yard requirements.

4. Community. Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

5. Comprehensive Plan. General Development Plan for Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and its planning components.

6. County Regional Plan. (As described in Chapter 236.45 of the Wisconsin Statutes.)

7. Copy. A true and accurate copy of all sheets of the original subdivision plat. Such copy shall be on durable white, matte finished paper with legible dark lines and lettering.

8. Cul-de-Sac Street. Minor street closed at one end with a turnaround provided for passenger vehicles.

9. Double Frontage Lots. Lots having frontage on opposite property boun daries with public streets.

10. Engineer. The person, persons or firm designated by Jefferson County for the purpose of this Ordinance.

11. Extraterritorial Plat Approval Jurisdiction. The unincorporated area within three miles of the corporate limits of a first, second, or third-class city, or one and one-half miles of a fourth-class city or a village.

12. Frontage Street. A local street auxiliary to and located on the side of an arterial street for control of access and for service to the abutting development.

13. General Plan. Jefferson County, Wisconsin, GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

14. Governing Body. The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors.

15. Half-Streets. A street located on the boundary of a Plat whose centerline meets the boundary of an angle of less than thirty (30) degrees or whose required right of way width is reduced by that boundary. [See also 15.03(e).]

16. Local Street. A street used, or intended to be used, primarily for access to abutting properties.

17. Municipality. An incorporated city or village.

18. Outlot. A parcel of land, other than a lot or block, so designated on the plat.

19. Planning Agency. The Jefferson County Planning Committee (or the commission, board, committee or agency charged by the County to handle planning matters).

20. Plat. A map of a subdivision.

21. Public Way. Any public road, street, highway, walkway, drainageway, or part thereof.

22. Recording a Plat. The filing of the original of the final plat with the Register of Deeds.

23. Replat. The process of changing, or the map or plat which changes, the boundaries of a recorded subdivision plat or part thereof.

24. Reverse Frontage Lots. Corner lots with no provision for extra width to permit side yard to be the same as front yard on that side.

25. Rural Subdivision. A subdivision not within three (3) miles of the corporate limits of a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd class city or within one and one-half (1-½) miles of other corporate limits.

26. Subdivider. Any person, firm or corporation, or any agent thereof, dividing or proposing to divide land resulting in a subdivision, or replat.

27. Subdivision. The division of a lot, parcel, or tract of land by the owner thereof, or his agents, for the purpose of transfer of ownership or building development where:

(a) The act of division creates five (5) or more parcels or building sites of five (5) acres each or less in area; or

(b) Five (5) or more parcels or building sites of five (5) acres each or less in area are created by successive divisions within a period of ten (10) years.

28. Urban Subdivision. A subdivision within the corporate limits or within three (3) miles of the corporate limits of a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd class city or within one and one-half (1-½) miles of other corporate limits at the time of submission of the Final Plat.



(a) Jurisdiction. The provisions of this Ordinance as it applies to divisions of tracts of land into less than five (5) parcels shall not apply in those instances described in Section 236.45 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

(b) Compliance. No person, firm or corporation shall divide any land located within the jurisdictional limits of these regulations which results in a subdivision, or a replat as defined herein; no such subdivision or replat shall be entitled to record; and, no street shall be laid out or improvements made to land without compliance with all requirements of this Ordinance and:

1. In any division of land, not in a subdivision and not served by public sanitary sewer, the provisions set forth in 15.08(f)4 of this Ordinance establishing minimum lot size based on soil suitability shall determine lot size.

2. Provisions of Chapter 236, Wisconsin Statutes, the state platting law.

3. Rules of the Division of Health, Department of Health and Social Services, set for th in ILHR 85, Wisconsin Administrative Code, regulating subdivisions not served by public sanitary sewers, except as otherwise provided by this Ordinance.

4. Rules of the Division of Highways, Department of Transportation, set forth in Chapter HY 33, Wisconsin Administrative Code, relating to safety of access and the preservation of the public interest and investment in the highway system if the land owned or controlled by the subdivider abuts on a state trunk highway or connecting street.

5. Duly approved General Plan, or its component.

6. Applicable local and county ordinances.

(c) Dedication and Reservation of Lands. Whenever a tract of land to be subdivided embraces all or any part of an arterial street, drainageway or other public way which has been designated in the General Plan or its component, or on the official map, said public way shall be made a part of the plat and dedicated or reserved by the subdivider in the locations and dimensions indicated on said plan or map and as set forth in 15.08 of this Ordinance.

In any subdivision, if a park is not designated, the owner will, prior to the division being recorded, donate five (5) percent of the land, or money in lieu of the land, to the town government within which the division occurs. The town government must use the money or land for park purposes in the area of the division. The Committee, upon recommendation of the Town Board, shall decide if the dedication will be in land or money in lieu of land. In determining the value of land when money in lieu of land is to be conveyed to the town government, the criteria will be the fair market value of the land after division.

Whenever a proposed playground, park, or other public land, other than streets or drainageways, or on the official map, is embraced all or in part in a tract of land to be subdivided, these proposed public lands shall be made a part of the plat and shall be dedicated to the town government by the subdivider at the rate of five (5) percent of the land in the total subdivision and said proposed public lands other than streets or drainageways, in excess of the rate established herein shall be reserved for a period not to exceed three (3) years unless extended by mutual agreement for acquisition by a public agency at undeveloped land costs; and a public site fee shall be levied against the subdivider at the time of application for final plat approval at the rate and according to the procedures established in 15.11(c) of this Ordinance. Any such reservation shall have an outlot number.

(d) Improvements. Before final approval of any plat, the subdivider shall install street and utility improvements as hereinafter provided. If such improvements are not installed as required at the time that the final plat is submitted for approval, the subdivider shall before the recording of the plat enter into a contract with the governing body agreeing to install the required improvements and shall file with said contract a bond meeting the approval of legal counsel or a certified check in an amount equal to the estimated costs of the improvements said estimate to be made by the Engineer as a guarantee that such improvements will be completed by the subdivider not later than one year from the date of recording of the plat and as a further guarantee that all obligations to subcontractors for work on the development are satisfied.

(e) Waiver of Requirements. Where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships in the way of carrying out the strict letter of this Ordinance, the Committee shall have the power in passing upon appeals to authorize such variance from the terms of this Ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest so that the spirit of the Ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done.

(f) Land Suitability. No land shall be subdivided for residential use which is held unsuitable for such use by the Planning Agency for reason of flooding, inadequate drainage, adverse soil or rock formation, unfavorable topography or any other feature likely to be harmful to the health, safety or welfare of the future residents of the proposed subdivision or of the governing body. The Planning Agency shall confer with the United States soil Conservation Service in determining land suitability of the proposed subdivision. The Planning Agency, in applying the provisions of this section, shall in writing recite the particular facts upon which it bases its conclusion that the land is not suitable for residential use and afford the subdivider an opportunity to present evidence regarding such unsuitability if he so desires. Thereafter, the Planning Agency may affirm, modify, or withdraw its determination of unsuitability.

(g) Violations. Any person, firm or coporation who fails to comply with the provisions of these regulations shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to penalties and forfeitures as provided in this Ordinance and Section 236.30, 236.31, 236.32, 236.335, and 236.35 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

(h) Penalties. Any person violating any provision of this Ordinance, including those provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes, Wisconsin Administrative Code and other materials which are incorporated by reference, shall upon conviction thereof forfeit not less than $25.00 nor more than $2,000.00 and the cost of prosecution, shall be imprisoned in the County Jail until payment of such forfeiture and costs of prosecution, but not exceeding ninety (90) days for each violation. In addition to such penalty, the Distrcit Attorney or Corporation Counsel is authorized to bring an action to enjoin any violation and the Zoning Administrator is authorized to refuse to issue a building permit for construction, on any premises contrary to this Ordinance.

(i) Appeals. Any person, firm or corporation aggrieved by any decision of the County Planning Agency, may appeal to a court of record within thirty (30) days after the rendering of the decision. The procedures so to be followed are to be in substantial conformity of Sections 236.13(5) and 62.23(7)(e), 10 to 15 of the Wisconsin Statutes.


(a) General. A Certified Survey Map shall be required for all divisions of land, other than subdivisions which divide land within a one-sixteenth section. Such map shall be as defined in Chapter 236 of the Wisconsin Statutes, subject to the additional requirement that such map shall not contain more than four (4) parcels which are five (5) acres each or less. Such division shall be excepted from the improvement requirements set forth in 15.09 of this Ordinance. Variations to this section shall follow the procedure set forth in 15.03(e) and (i) of this Ordinance.

(b) Lot size. Minimum area of sewered lots shall be 8,000 square feet, except as otherwise provided by the Jefferson County Zoning Ordinance. Unsewered lots shall be sized according to the Rural Subdivision regulations in 15.08(f). Minimum lot width and depth shall conform to the requirements of the Jefferson County Zoning Ordinance.

(c) Access. All lots shall front on and have access to a public road for a minimum distance of at least sixty-six (66) feet.

(d) Tie to Government Corners. All Certified Survey Maps shall be tied to government corners in accordance with state and federal surveying requirements. All government corners necessary to complete a certified survey shall be shown on the Certified Survey Map and referenced. The County Surveyor shall assist the Planning Agency in determining whether such requirements have been met.

(e) Preliminary Review. The applicant shall present a preliminary Certified Survey Map to the Planning Agency which agency shall

1. Review it for soil suitability and overall consistency with the General Plan provisions of the Ordinance.

2. Present a copy to the County Surveyor for review of monumentation, accuracy and duplication of land division.

3. Submit a copy to the board of the town in which the property is located for their comments. If no comment is received by the Planning Agency within ten (10) days, the Agency may assume the town board has no comment.

4. Present a copy to the highway maintaining authority for review and comment involving access to public roads, drainage on the site and along the roadway, utility easements and driveway permits.

5. Following review of the comments from the County Surveyor and the highway maintaining authority and considering the other requirements of this Ordinance, the Planning Agency shall make a determination as to whether the preliminary Certified Survey Map generally meets with the requirements of this Ordinance and after so determining then a letter accepting and approving the preliminary plat shall be forwarded to the party originally submitting said preliminary Certified Survey Map to the agency. Failure to notify the applicant that the preliminary Certified Survey Map is approved, or, if disapproved for wqhat reasons, within forty (40) days after its receipt shall be deemed and constituted an approval.

(f) Additional Information. The Map shall show correctly on its face, in addition to the information required by Section 236.34 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the following:

1. All existing buildings, watercourses, drainage ditches and other features pertinent to proper division.

2. Location of access to public road, approved by agency having jurisdiction over road.

3. All lands reserved for future public acquisition.

4. Date of the map.

5. Graphic scale.

6. Name and address of the owner, subdivider and surveyor.

(g) Certificates. The surveyor shall certify on the face of the Map that he has fully complied with all the provisions of this Ordinance.

Dedication of streets and other public areas shall require, in addition, the owner's certificate and the mortgagee's certificate in substantially the same form as required by Section 236.21(2)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes.

(h) Fee. Preliminary review fee of $10.00 and final fee of $5.00 will be charged and is payable to the Planning Agency.

(i) Variance. The variances as set forth in 15.03(e) and (i) of this Ordinance shall apply.


(a) Preapplication. The subdivider, prior to the filing of an application for the approval of a Preliminary Plat, will consult with the Planning Agency and/or staff in order to obtain their advice and assistance. This consultation is to inform the subdivider of the purpose and objectives of these regulations, the General Plan, or its components, and duly adopted plan implementation devices and to otherwise assist the subdivider in planning his development. In so doing, both the subdivider and the Planning Agency may reach mutual conclusions regarding the general program and objectives of the proposed development and its possible effects on the neighborhood and community. The subdivider will gain a better understanding of the subsequent required procedures.

(b) Preliminary Plat Review. Before submitting a Final Plat for approval, the subdivider shall prepare a Preliminary Plat and a letter of application. The Preliminary Plat shall be prepared in accordance with this Ordinance, and the subdivider shall comply with the procedures of Section 236.11 and 236.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Ten (10) copies of this Preliminary Plat shall be submitted to the Planning Agency.

The Planning Agency, hereby designated as approving authority for all preliminary plats, shall transmit a copy of the Preliminary Plat to all affected boards, commissions or departments (unless the subdivider has elected to submit directly to the state as provided in Chapter 236.12(6), and all affected local utility companies for their review and recommendations concerning matters within their jurisdiction. Their recommendations will be requested to be transmitted to the Planning Agency within fifteen (15) days from the date the Plat is filed. The Preliminary Plat shall then be reviewed by the Planning Agency for conformance with this Ordinance and all ordinances, rules, regulations, General Plan and General Plan components which affect it.

(c) Preliminary Plat Approval. 1. The Planning Agency, within the time specified in Section 236.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes of the date of filing the Preliminary Plat with the Clerk, shall approve conditionally, or reject such Plat. One copy of the Plat shall thereupon be returned to the subdivider with the date and action endorsed thereon; and if approved conditionally or rejected, a letter setting forth the conditions of approval or the reasons for rejection shall accompany the Plat. One copy each of the Plat and letter shall be placed in the Planning Agency's permanent file.

2. Failure of the Planning Agency to act within this time limitation shall constitute an approval.

3. Approval or conditional approval of a Preliminary Plat shall not constitute automatic approval of the Final Plat, except as indicated in Section 236.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Preliminary Plat shall be deemed an expression of approval or conditional approval of the layout submitted as a guide to the preparation of the Final Plat which will be subject to further consideration by the Planning Agency at the time of its submission.

(d) Final Plat Review. 1. Submission of a Final Plat and a letter of application in accordance with this Ordinance shall comply with the procedures of Sections 236.11 and 236.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes and shall file an adequate number of copies of the Plat and the application with the Planning Agency at least twenty-five (25) days prior to the meeting of the Planning Agency at which action is desired.

2. The Planning Agency shall transmit copies as appropriate to agencies specified in Section 236.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes and shall retain the original final plat and ten (10) copies.

3. The Planning Agency shall examine the Final Plat as to its conformance with the approved Preliminary Plat; any conditions of approval of the Prelimi nary Plat; this Ordinance and all ordinances, rules, regulations, General Plan and General Plan components which may affect it and shall recommend approval, conditional approval or rejection of the Plat to the governing body.

4. Partial Platting. The final Plat may, if permitted by the Planning Agency, constitute only that portion of the approved Preliminary Plat which the subdivider proposes to record at that time.

(e) Final Plat Approval. 1. Submission. If the Final Plat is not submitted within the time specified in Section 236.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the governing body may refuse to approve the Final Plat.

2. The Planning Agency shall, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of the Final Plat, recommend approval, conditional approval or rejection of the Plat and shall transmit the Final Plat and application along with its recommendations to the governing body.

3. Notification. The Planning Agency shall, when it determines to recommend approval of a Plat, give at least ten (10) days prior written notice of its intention to the clerk of any municipality or town within 1,000 feet of the Plat.

4. The governing body shall approve or reject such Plat. If the Plat is rejected, the reasons shall be stated in the minutes of the meeting and a written statement of the reasons supplied the subdivider. The governing body may not inscribe its approval on the Final Plat unless the secretary of the Planning Agency certifies on the face of the Plat in compliance with Section 236.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes unless the certificate required under 236.12(4) or 236.12(6) has been executed.

5. Failure of the governing body to approve or reject such Plat within the time specified in Section 236.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the time having not been extended and no unsatisfied objections having been filed, the Plat shall be deemed approved.

6. Recordation. After the Final Plat has been approved by the governing body and required improvements either installed or a contract and sureties insuring their installation is filed, the Planning Agency shall cause the certificate inscribed upon the Plat attesting to such approval to be duly executed and the Plat returned to the subdivider for recording with the County Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall not record the Plat unless it is offered within the time specified in Section 236.25 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

7. Copies. The subdivider shall file ten (10) certified copies of the Final Plat with the Planning Agency for distribution to appropriate local agencies and offices.

(f) Replat. When it is proposed to replat a recorded subdivision, or part thereof, the subdivider or person wishing to replat shall vacate or alter the recorded Plat as provided in Section 236.40 through 236.44 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The subdivicer, or person wishing to replat, shall then proceed as specified in 15.15(a) through (f) of this Ordinance. Court vacations of plats are required when areas dedicated to the public are altered.

The Secretary of the Planning Agency shall schedule, within the time period specified in 15.05(c) of this Ordinance for the Planning Agency to take action upon the Plat, a public hearing before the Planning Agency when a Preliminary Plat of a replat of lands within the governing body is filed and shall cause notices of the proposed replat and public hearing to be mailed to the owners of all properties within the limits of the exterior boundaries of the proposed replat and to the owners of all properties within 200 feet of the exterior boundaries of the proposed replat.


(a) General. A Preliminary Plat shall be required for all subdivisions and shall be based upon a survey by a registered land surveyor and the Plat prepared on tracing cloth or paper of good quality at a scale of not more than 100 feet to the inch and shall show correctly on its face the following information:

1. Name under which the proposed subdivision is to be recorded which shall not be a duplicate name of any plat recorded in Jefferson County.

2. Location of proposed subdivision by: government lot quarter-quarter section, township, range, county and state noted immediately under the name.

3. Date, graphic scale and north point.

4. Name and addresses of the owner, subdivider and land surveyor preparing the Plat.

5. Entire area contiguous to the proposed plat owned or controlled by the subdivider shall be included on the Preliminary Plat even though only a portion of said area is proposed for immediate development. The Planning Agency may waive this requirement where it is unnecessary to fulfill the purposes and intent of this Ordinance and undue hardship would result from strict application thereof.

6. Tie to all government corners required to be used for the survey, according to state and federal surveying requirements.

(b) Plat Data. All Preliminary Plats shall show the following:

1. contours at vertical intervals of not more than two (2) feet where the slope of the ground surface is less than ten (10) percent, and of not more than five (5) feet where the slope of the ground surface is ten (10) percent or more. Elevations shall be marked on such contours on datum established by the Engineer.

2. Water elevations of adjoining lakes and streams at the date of the survey and approximate high and low water elevations, all referred to datum established by the Engineer.

3. Location, right of way width, and names of all existing streets, alleys or other public ways, easements, railroad and utility rights of way and all section and quarter section lines within the exterior boundaries of the plat or immediately adjacent thereto.

4. Location and names of any adjacent subdivisions, parks and cemeteries, and owners of record of abutting unplatted lands.

5. Type, width and elevation of any existing street pavements within the exterior boundaries of the plat or immediately adjacent thereto together with any legally established centerline elevations, all to datum established by the Engineer.

6. Location, size and invert elevations of any existing sanitary or storm sewers, culverts and drain pipes, the location of manholes, catch basins, hydrants, power and telephone poles, and the location and size of any existing water and gas mains within the exterior boundaries of the plat or immediately adjacent thereto. If no sewers or water mains are located on or immediately adjacent to the tract, the nearest such sewers or water mains which might be extended to serve the tract shall be indicated by their direction and distance from the tract, size, and invert elevations.

7. Locations of all existing property boundary lines, structures, drives, streams and watercourses, marshes, rock outcrops, wooded areas, railroad tracks and other similar significant features within the tract being subdivided or immediately adjacent thereto.

8. Location, width and names of all proposed streets and public rights of way such as alleys and easements.

9. Approximate dimensions of all lots together with proposed lot and block numbers.

10. Approximate dimensions of all outlots togehter with proposed outlot numbers.

11. Approximate radii of all curves.

12. Existing zoning on and adjacent to the proposed subdivision.

13. Town and corporate limit lines.

14. Any proposed lake and stream access with a small drawing clearly indicating the location of the proposed subdivision in relation to the access.

15. Any proposed lake or stream improvement, relocation or creation.

16. Lands lying between the meander line and the water's edge and any other unplattable lands which lie between a proposed subdivision and the water's edge shall be included as a part of lots, outlots or public dedications in any Plat abutting a lake or stream.

(c) Street Plans and Profiles. The Engineer may require that the subdivider provide street plans and profiles showing existing ground surface, proposed and established street grades, including extensions for a reasonable distance beyond the limits of the proposed subdivision when requested. All elevations shall be based upon datam established by the Engineer and plans and profiles shall meet the approval of the Engineer.

(d) Testing. The Engineer or County Sanitarian may require that borings and soundings be made in specified areas to ascertain subsurface soil, rock and water conditions, including depths to bedrock and depth to ground water table. Where an urban subdivision will not be served by public sanitary sewerage service, the provisions of ILHR 85 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code shall be complied with; and the appropriate data submitted with the Preliminary Plat. Where a rural subdivision will not be served by public sanitary sewer service, the minimum lot size shall be determined according the percolation rates, as provided in 15.08(f)4 and according to the soil suitability.

(e) Covenants. The Planning Agency may require submission of a draft of protective covenants whereby the subdivider intends to regulate land use in the proposed subdivision and otherwise protect the proposed development.

(f) Affidavit. The registered land surveyor preparing the Preliminary Plat shall certify on the face of the Plat that it is a correct representation of all existing land divisions and features and that he has fully complied with the provisions of this Ordinance.


(a) General. A Final Plat prepared by a registered land surveyor shall be required for all subdivisions. It shall comply in all respects with the requirements of Chapter 236 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

(b) Additional Information. The Plat shall show correctly on its face, in addition to the information required by Chapter 236 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the following:

1. Exact street width along the line of any obliquely intersecting street.

2. Tie to all government corners required to be used for the survey, according to state and federal surveying requirements.

3. Railroad rights of way within and abutting the Plat.

4. Utility easements of sufficient width to provide all lots with necessary services based upon recommendation of the utility companies.

5. All lands reserved for future public acquisition or reserved for the common use of property owners within the Plat (shown as outlots).

6. Special restrictions required by the Planning Agency relating to access control along public ways or to the provision of planting strips.

(c) Deed Restrictions. The Planning Agency may require that deed restrictions be filed with the Final Plat.

(d) Surveying and Monumenting. All Final Plats shall meet all the surveying and monumenting requirements of Section 236.15 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

(e) Certificates. All Final Plats shall provide all the certificates required by Section 236.21 of the Wisconsin Statutes; and, in addition, the surveyor shall certify that he has fully complied with all the provisions of this Ordinance. The owner's certificate shall be fully executed prior to local approval.


(a) Street Arrangement.